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GNN’s First Area “Legendary Business Event” a Huge Success!

On Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, Get Networking Now and XL Networks hosted their first area “Legendary Business Event” and it was a HUGE Success! We had over 150 people in attendance with 37 vendors!

There was non-stop networking from 5-7 pm, with awesome food from La Placita Dos and Hanford’s Catering! In the Mix 916 provided our music and sound and there was “a latte” sipping going on with Espresso n More!

Here are some pictures from this “Legendary Event” !

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Shay Wheat Visiting Darby Flynn at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Booth
Don’t forget ot join GNN’s “Crawl for a Cure” team on Oct 18th!

Patty Hanford from Hanford’s Catering featured a yummy brie pastry!

Bill with Monavie gives a “thumbs up” for the excellent Mexican Food and mini-cupcakes from Cupcake Craving!

Kelli Clark (Executive Assistance by Kelli) and RJ John from the Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce sport beautiful smiles at their booth!

Susan Dakuzaku (left) and Rebecca Johnson (right) invite you back to the next “Legendary Business Network Event” in November!

A Special Thank you to all of our Vendors, Volunteers and Partners!

 This night could not have come together without you!


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Tuesday: Green Business
November 23, 2008, 7:33 pm
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We were so honored to have JT Long of JT Long and Company helping us recap the week! If you would like to interview a panelist, or event organizer, please contact JT to make arrangements. Excerpts of JT’s GEW Daily Recap will be included throughout these re-caps!

Green Sacramento was the host of this Tuesday evening event! We could not have had a more appropriate place to discuss “Green Business”, than inside an actual place of business that pride’s itself on being “Green”.  The offer a variety of environmentally friendly building materials and are incredibly knowledgable about each one!

There were about 40 people in attendance, awaiting the hear “green wisdom” from professionals in the industry!

Panelists Josh Daniels, Ingrid Rosten, June Livingston and Moderator Donald Maroney testified that green building is more than a fad. It is a legislative requirement, an economic reality and a commercial success. The good news is that there are lots of resources available to businesses that want to go green.

GREEN Tips that were offered included:

Big Green
An estimated 50 people showed up to discuss green business opportunities.

Quiet Baby Steps
Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC)’s services are confidential and they have a checklist of green steps businesses can take. Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) has free mentoring programs for green businesses and Valley Vision offers green development resources.

Environmentally Friendly Pasta
Hot Italian on J Street is one of the first LEED green certified restaurants in Sacramento. Josh Daniels’ Green Sacramento Construction Company did the tenant improvements. is a resource for restaurants looking for a natural twist.

Trendy Title
Sustainability Manager is a new popular job description at all kinds of companies. One of the biggest challenges green companies have is finding qualified employees, but colleges are starting programs to train on techniques that leave a lighter footprint.


Photography for this event was provided by Marie Hardy Photography

Sacramento Business Journal

Monica Lynn Exquisit Events
ARCH Technologies
Bella Bloom
The Green Boheme

Monday: Living the Entrepreneurial Lifestyle
November 23, 2008, 7:20 pm
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We were so honored to have JT Long of JT Long and Company helping us recap the week! If you would like to interview a panelist, or event organizer, please contact JT to make arrangements. Excerpts of JT’s GEW Daily Recap will be included throughout these re-caps!

Our Week began on the Campus of CSU, Sacramento (or better known as “Sac State”).  Over 150 professionals and students were in attendance listening to the entrepreneurial advice from panelists: Gary Hudson, Dave Chamberlain, Jennifer Gordon and Moderator Prof. Jo Ellen Seeley-Volf explored what it meant to be an entrepreneur in a slow economy.


“I first knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur in second grade when I had a lust for buttons.”
– Jennifer Gordon

“Entrepreneurship brings out skills in yourself you never knew you had.”
– Dave Chamberlain

“Entrepreneurship gives a sense of freedom until reality rears its head and you run out of money.”
– Gary Hudson


The speaker panel was followed by a networking session where students and business people could unite to learn, grow and prospect from one another.


Sponsors for this event included:

Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Sacramento
Sacramento Business Journal
SAGE Global
Umpqua Bank
Minuteman Press
ARCH Technologies
Bella Bloom

Sacramento State

Capsity Offices

UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship

Get Networking Now

Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy

Midtown Grid

Green Sacramento

The Marketing Coach

Kristel Durand Photographic Artist

Monica Lynn exquisite events

Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber

Arts & Business Council of Sacramento

JT Long & Co.

Room To Breathe

Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov.17-23, 2008


My plan was to blog daily as these aweseome, inspiring events!  With so much going on, I just had to put the blogging on hold! But now, you will get a “play by play” account of the happenings of this past week, including key players, exciting revelations and a spectacular photo jounal from our talented photographers!

If you were not able to make it out, here is what you missed:

A little background on GEW…

Ricardo Robles, of CapSity Offices was talking with Jessica Chapman of Room to Breathe  one afternoon and Jessica was telling Ricardo about the Small Business Conference she was going to attend in November, that was put together by the Governor’s Office in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Ricardo became curious about the happenings on a Global level and did some research on When reviewing the Global Calendar for this November, he realized that Sacramento was not on there and felt compelled to celebrate Entrepreneurialism on a local level.

When Ricardo “pitched” the idea to me, I was inspired! We immediately began brainstorming and bringing in key players to help us out. The trick, was that we had less than 4 weeks to pull it all together!

Being an ambitious entrpreneur, Ricardo put together a schedule of 7 days worth of events and Global Entrepreneurship week in Sacramento was born!

Complete details about the week can be found here:

Better Late than Never…
November 23, 2008, 6:46 pm
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Things have been so busy these last few weeks, I haven’t had time to catch you up on all the events! Earlier this month, I promised that I would blog about my luncheon in the Kings Locker Room!

I have been working with Mike Ramos   at Arco arena to plan a Get Networking Now Business Night at the Kings and helping to connect him with groups that might want to have a night out (if you know of a group, please contact Mike, as there are so many great, affordable options!!)

Mike Ramos Kings Ticket Sales

So, Mike was kind enough to invite me to a VIP luncheon in the Kings Locker Room!  We had a fabulous catered lunch with about 20 other professionals. Geoff Petrie, former NBA star and coach, and now VP of ticket sales, joined us for a lengthy question and answer session, followed by a tour of the locker room amenities, including special tubs, showers, and medical tables.

While no Kings Stars were present at this event, you certainly felt like a Celebrity with the way we were treated!

Here is a peak into the external locker room area, where all the key players have their space.


(I apologize for the fuzzy pictures… still looking for my camera!).

Geoff Petrie really made an impression on me when someone asked him about how trades are made in the NBA. The guest asked “you make it sound so casual, like picking up the phone with a friend and saying, “I will trade you this person for that person”… Mr. Petrie said “It’s all in who you know”.

So I guess good networking skills are important even in the NBA!